Farid Farid

cybercrime

People in the UAE Can Now Be Jailed for 15 Years for ‘Liking’ Qatar

In the wake of Saudi Arabia's row with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates is cracking down on social media dissent.
Farid Farid
6.8.17
virtual reality

This Ramadan, You Can Go to Mecca in VR

An Egyptian startup wants to change the way people learn about the Muslim religion.
Farid Farid
5.10.17
online censorship

Turkey Has Blocked Wikipedia and Is Censoring Twitter

President Erdoğan's crackdown on voices of dissent is expanding to the internet.
Farid Farid
4.29.17
Health

Libya Is Off the Grid But There’s a Solar Solution

Power cuts in winter add to Libyans’ woes
Farid Farid
1.15.17
Gunther Von Hagens

Inside The German Museum Of Perfectly Preserved Corpses

The Plastinarium just celebrated 10 years of showcasing preserved cadavers.
Farid Farid
1.6.17
Trump

Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

Many were sold to the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia.
Farid Farid
1.3.17
egypt

Egyptians Turn Twitter Into a Pharmacy During Nationwide Drug Shortage

#Twitter_Pharmacy has turned into a last-resort destination for Egyptians looking for cancer treatments, insulin and other drugs.
Farid Farid
12.6.16
Health

Egypt’s Military Got In a Fight Over Baby Formula This Week

The fight for affordable baby formula exposes the tension between the country’s struggling economy and military power.
Farid Farid
9.3.16
apps

Young Syrian Refugees Developed an App to Cut Through German Bureaucracy

After a rough road from Syria to Germany, Mohammed Khattab wants to make it easier for refugees to find a safe home.
Farid Farid
8.16.16
middle east

Egypt Court Issues Death Penalty for Georgetown Political Science Professor

The professor was sentenced to death in absentia on charges of espionage as Egypt continues its crackdown on dissent.
Farid Farid
5.19.15